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- Publication Date: December 5, 2013
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- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 130108347X
- ISBN-13: 978-1301083473
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The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Teachings of Siduri and How Siduri's Ancient Advice Can Help Guide Us to a Happier Life, Third Edition Kindle Edition
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Dyr manages to highlight the contribution to this tale by Siduri, a young woman whose original role in getting the work to us today may have been covered up. Suduri's teachings really tried to get us to understand one another and became the basis for a whole new philosophy. Lives were to be lived to the fullest, with music and joy, but also a strong love for family.
What I really like about the book though is how it talks about the ancient city of Uruk and the role of its king, Gilgamesh. He ruled nearly 5,000 years ago and Dyr does a good job giving us the information there is about him.
You'll also get the complete Epic of Gilgamesh and some commentary. Overall a pretty good deal!
Isn't it great that the older you get, the more things come your way in life to ponder and enjoy. It seems we often get caught up, doing "our own things" and sometimes we do forget to stop and "smell the roses." One rose that had never crossed my path was the 4000 year old Epic of Gilgamesh. My hat is off to Professor Peter Dyr for taking the initiative to promote educating us all on these old ancient writings. All who know me know I have a thing for honoring and remembering the ones who walked the earth before us. I cannot think of a better way of honoring those who have gone before us than reading the records they have left for us to enjoy and to learn from. Like all records it is up to each of us to use our own given rights to take from it our own interpretations. I found it fascinating that even back 4000 years ago Siduri taught that "marriage" then children was the purpose of life, that one should keep oneself and the clothes they wear clean. She also taught that one should keep himself (I guess clean, honorable,etc.) enough so that his wife could be proud of and delight in his embrace. "Look at the child that is holding your hand," she said. To me she meant thank the Lord for giving you children and be responsible as a parent and teacher for nurturing such gracious gifts from God. Those were some of the things Siduri advised Gilgamesh (probably ancient advice for all of us) that are, she believed, the main concerns for man in this life. 4000 - 5000 year old advise, wow! Take a journey with Gilgamesh and slay lions, cross deadly waters in search for immorality - it's a great read and written so long ago, who would figure. I cannot help but give 5 stars to an author for putting such works before us in such an inviting and interesting manner. Gene Covington
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Thanks for sharing your book Peter!
To not enjoy this book is like not enjoying a wonderful glass of wine or a sunset. You have to see the beauty in it, and the words.
Learning about the old text and the authors take on his translation (I have to agree with it) was enlightening - truly. What gripped me most was my education, again I knew very little and I am amazed that such an ancient text can be so relevant. Carpe Diem for sure. Wonderful. The author has created something of absolute value, especially to those just entering the ancient world of literature. Thank you for taking the time to write this masterpiece! Bravo.